At just over a year old, this 26-room boutique hotel has been carefully and skillfully designed by its owners who, having previously worked for the Georgia Tourism Board, really understand the attention to detail and personal service that make a truly memorable city-break. The original architecture gives the hotel high ceilings and very tall windows, as well as the large terraces that give this place its name, and the result is a constant feeling of light and spaciousness within a personal and homely atmosphere. Finally no detail is spared in The Terrace Rooftop restaurant whose menu successfully combines authentic local dishes with touches of other European cuisines, ensuring there is something for every guest.
Our flight arrived into cold and rain and winter Georgia at midnight and after a hectic few days in Istanbul we were so happy to finally arrive at our beautiful boutique hotel, The Terrace, in Tbilisi with the best view of the city! With 3 luxurious and relaxing days stretching ahead of us we were immediately shown to our Suite to take in the nighttime view of Tbilisi in the snow before a comfortable night’s sleep. Waking up next day we were fully prepared for a day exploring the winding streets of this ancient city rich in history.
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We were offered a beautiful light and airy room with balcony (although we enjoyed the view from the warmth of our room rather than venturing out in the snow!) which featured a modern bathroom with huge open shower. The décor throughout this boutique hotel is incredibly stylish, modern and minimalist. Each of their four room types (Standard, Superior, Terrace & Junior Suites with outdoor terraces) offers comfort and elegance for guests to relax after a long day exploring everything the city has to offer.
10 King size bedrooms
11 Twin/Double bedrooms
4 Twin bedrooms
1 Singe bedroom
Complimentary WI-FI internet access
Laundry and dry cleaning
Iron and iron board upon request
The Terrace is really centrally located for exploring the fascinating capital city of Georgia, being slightly uphill guests are immediately rewarded with stunning views over the rooftops of the city. Stepping out of the hotel you will find yourself in the historical district of Mtatsminda and only a few minutes’ walk from the Funicular lift which will take you up to Mtatsminda Park.
5 minutes by car and you can find Freedom Square and Rustaveli Avenue, a further 5 minutes will take you to the Old City, famous for its Sulphur Baths, a really authentic experience for any visitors to the city! The hotel itself is only a 20 minute drive to Tbilisi International Airport and staff will be more than happy to arrange pick-up/drop-off services.
On our second day in Georgia, we realized our dream of skiing together as Jonathan last went ten years ago and I’ve never tried it in my life! So we rented a private taxi to drive to Gudauri for just 175 Lari (70 USD), rented all our gear on arrival for 100 Lari (40USD) and paid an entrance fee of 30 Lari (12USD) for unlimited pass at the Ski resort. Depending on weather conditions the road is sometimes closed between Baku and Gudauri so be sure to check on arrival if this trip will be possible.
For any guests based in the Middle East that like skiing (or like me want to try for the first time) we highly suggest that you choose Georgia for this experience, here you really can experience luxury on a budget!
We also had the chance to check out one of the best local restaurants in town called Azarphesha for delicious Georgian dishes, and definitely try the cable car for only $1.5 for a return ride!
The thoughtful team was always on hand to help us with any queries, particularly with advice on the area and how to organize our skiing excursion, and our Terrace Suite provided absolutely everything we needed!
While the hotel does not have its own in-house spa, they are partnered with the incredible Sam Raan Spa, the most luxurious spa in the city, featuring a range of treatments, massages, pools, Jacuzzi, and alternative therapies. They have their own shuttle service which can come and get you from your hotel and drop you back there again.
Other amenities provided are:
- 26 luxurious rooms with city views
- The Terrace Rooftop Restaurant serving unique Georgian and European cuisine
- Complimentary board room
- Complimentary WI-FI internet access throughout the hotel
- Laundry and dry cleaning
- Room service
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transfer
- Private guided tours and car rental assistance
- Foreign currency exchange
Every meal in this boutique hotel was created with so much skill and creativity, all with a panoramic view over the city! We wrapped up our memorable first day by having dinner with Natalie the manager, each course came served on beautiful wooden boards and we loved the starter course with so many tasty appetizers showing the blend of traditional Georgian and international cuisines they have to offer here.
We absolutely recommend the delicious pork ribs and the wonderful Kindzmarauli wine! The rooftop terrace is also available to hire for parties and corporate events, providing and modern, elegant and sophisticated setting for all occasions.
Thank you so much Natalie, Maia and team for hosting us! Not only is The Terrace a stylish and comfortable place to stay, the knowledge and care of the wonderful people here will guarantee your visit to Tbilisi is a happy and memorable experience.
Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with The Terrace, Tbilisi in Georgia, and all opinions and text are all mine! Thank you to everyone we met who helped to make this such a special experience.